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Feldwebel Hermann Blazejezak

Born: 03 Jun 1912


Highest rank reached: Major


Zugführer 6./Inf.Rgt 73
Chef 7./Inf.Rgt 349
Chef 6./Inf.Rgt 388
Btl-Führer Gren.Rgt 388
stellv.Btl-Führer III/Gebirgsjäger-Rgt 136
stellv.Btl-Führer MG-Btl 14
stellv.Btl-Führer I/Gren.Rgt 388
Kdr I/Gren.Rgt 388
Kdr Division Kampfschule 6.Gebirgs-Division


1936 Summer Olympics 400m Semi-Finalist

1938 European Championships 4 x 400m Relay Gold Medal




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